The second battle of significance was the battle at Fort Ticonderoga and its ability to set the precedence of how prisoners of war would be treated during the Revolutionary War. Congress and General George Washington ordered that the British Soldiers whom were either captured or surrendered would be fed, given medical attention, and treated well. This was to help ease the tensions between the Colonies and England (Miller, 2014). While the Colonial Soldiers were placed on slave ships that were docked in the harbors and essentially left to rot and die. Fort Ticonderoga was really the first victory for the somewhat organized Colonial forces led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold and the Green Mountain Boys. The Colonials were able to defeat a much larger and surprised British force without so much as a shot fired during an early morning raid.
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...have too much power and become like the monarchy that they had fought to escape. They believed in the states wielding the major of the power and they were not confident that the power of the people was really in the best interest of the nation. This was evident in their belief that the bill of rights was to protect the citizens from the government. During each state’s ratification conference, they had to decide that the Constitution was right for them. There was some haggling by states, especially by Virginia, in which they wanted the Constitution amended before they would ratify it, but their request was denied. One by one, they came on board with North Carolina and Rhode Island being the last to sign on. By the time Rhode Island joined the party, George Washington had been the President of these United States for almost a year (Middlekauff, 2005, Pg 683).
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